Maracaibo, Zulia: the Warmest Place in Venezuela


I can say it’s the warmest place in my country with one of the tastiest food ever although some people say this is the hottest land in Venezuela.

Maracaibo is Zulia state’s capital and it’s located 10 hours away from Caracas by bus or 45min away by plane. When arriving by bus, you pass by Maracaibo Lake through Rafael Urdaneta Bridge after that you can see the industrial area of Maracaibo, as it is the first oil-producing state in the country and there are several smokestacks around.

Credits: le_ors

There are too many places to visit in this state, it’s always hard to go to all of them but if you stay for around two weeks it is possible. Down here a few pictures from my favorite places:

Virgen de la Chiquinquirá’s basilica, where you can walk through its sort of huge square until you get to La Virgen’s sculpture.

Nearby the church there’s Lia Bermudez Museum, where you can find exhibitions and sometimes movie festivals and such. Here, you need to climb a spiral staircase to get into the museum’s dome, a point where you get to see the port.

Credits: -jor- & le_ors

In front of the museum there is Baralt Square. During the week, several merchants put out their umbrellas and sell any kind of things: groceries, toys, clothes, etc.

Credits: le_ors

El Buen Maestro Square, it’s a beautiful spot next to Maracaibo Lake, here I will show you this Spinner picture made by my friend Gabriela.

Credits: aguigabriela

As I said, there are too many places to visit in Maracaibo, soon I’ll write another location with more places. I always go there to relax a bit from Caracas and visit my friends.

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written by le_ors on 2011-08-14 #places #location #select-type-of-location #escape-from-the-city #maracaibo-zulia-venezuela-escape-from-the-city-lake-lago-trip-summer-activity-travel

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  1. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    ¡Hermoso artículo Ori! :'D

  2. dopzihon
    dopzihon ·

    Esto necesita una segunda parte, yo no podría hablar así de esta ciudad, lovely. :)

  3. glenn
    glenn ·


  4. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    @glenn thank you!

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